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Unexplored Antarctica between Two Continents

Ushuaia - Hobart, Tasmania

Dates:
16/01/2026
to  14/02/2026

30
days
29
nights on board
Starting from*
43.540 €
per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Overnight in Santiago + flight Santiago/Ushuaia + transfers


The exceptional presence on board of Jonathan Shackleton, descendant of Sir Ernest Shackleton and family historian.

Charcot, Bellingshausen, Dean, Fisher, Ross, Amundsen… Aboard Le Commandant Charcot, the names of these legendary explorers resonate at every moment. Thanks to its unique capacity to sail into the very heart of the ice, Le Commandant Charcot invites you, with respect and humility, to set off in the footsteps of these great Antarctic figures during an all-new and unrivalled half-circumnavigation that will sail from the far south of the American continent to Australia. This journey to the boundaries of the known world will take you on a long adventure, where time stands still, where the horizon stretches into infinity to reveal dreamlike landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Antarctic exploration cannot be separated from the pioneers who travelled in these territories at the edges of the Earth. They left their names everywhere. Inaccessible and elusive are certainly the adjectives that best describe these lands that are among our planet’s most little-known and remote. Like a real explorer, you will cross the legendary southern seas of Bellingshausen and Amundsen, approach Marie Byrd Land, one of the last Terra nullius of our planet, and, if conditions allow it, attempt to reach the Charcot Island, enveloped in its blanket of ice. Very significant in the history of South Pole explorationRoss Sea is also the world’s largest marine protected area, the kingdom of prodigious wildlife. As a privileged witness, keep a watchful eye and take the time to observe the Antarctic petrels, whales, orcas, seals and penguins that are to be found here.

The power of the polar world will conquer you, leaving you with unforgettable memories of the impressive Drygalski glacier scattered with blue, the endless and constant Ross Ice Shelf, the majestic Witkins and Getz ice shelves, and the ice floe taking over the Amundsen Sea. Here and there, you will notice clues to the past presence of Shackleton and Scott who have forever marked this continent of extremes with their historic exploits. At the foot of Mount Erebus, the highest volcano in Antarctica, their memory becomes tangible: the former base camp has remained intact.

On the way back, in the latitudes of the Howling Fifties, Macquarie Island will emerge, with its cliffs battered by the wind, its lush vegetation and its impressive colony of Royal penguins. You will slip out of the polar world, welcomed by this spectacle of abundant nature.

Your cruise will end in Hobart, the Tasmanian capital, which has a captivating history. For those wishing to extend their exploration of the White Continent, the Tasmanian city will also be the departure point for a second half-circumnavigation aboard Le Commandant Charcot that you can discover here, so as to continue exploring the Antarctic and its mythical regions, heading towards the Cape.

We are privileged guests in these extreme lands where we are at the mercy of weather and ice conditions. Our navigation will be determined by the type of ice we come across; as the fast ice must be preserved, we will take this factor into account from day to day in our itineraries. The sailing schedule and any landings, activities and wildlife encounters are subject to weather and ice conditions. These experiences are unique and vary with each departure. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while respecting safety instructions and regulations imposed by the IAATO.


Ref : UH034 - CC170126


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The exceptional presence on board of Jonathan Shackleton, descendant of Sir Ernest Shackleton and family historian. The half-circumnavigation of the Antarctic, an unforgettable trip into the heart of the ice...


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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(20 m²)

From 43.540 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 7
 

(20 m²)

From 44.370 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 8
 

(20 m²)

From 45.210 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(28 m²)

From 46.450 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 7
 

(28 m²)

From 48.530 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 8
 

(28 m²)

From 50.190 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 7
 

(40 m²)

From 64.320 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 8
 

(40 m²)

From 66.390 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Grand Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(42 m²)

From 68.460 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 8
 

(48 m²)

From 72.620 € per person
25% Ponant Bonus

Duplex Suite Deck 6
 

(94 m²)

Fully booked
25% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(115 m²)

Fully booked



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